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Founded in 1903, Western Connecticut State University. is a Public college. Located in Connecticut, which is a city setting in Connecticut, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,181 full time undergraduate students, and 540 full time graduate students.
The Western Connecticut State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 224 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Western Connecticut State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at WCSU are considered Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
61% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 20% were in the top quarter, and 5% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Western Connecticut State University.
70 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
57 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
79 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated local services 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
82 Students rated academics 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated Western Connecticut State University
WCSU is a fantastic choice if you’re interested in majoring in music. The new Visual and Performing Arts Center is state of the art and the music professors are top notch professional musicians and educators. Music educators who have graduated from WestConn have an instant reputation and are in high demand in Connecticut schools.
Brand new theatre facilities, however it can be hard to get individual treatment because the department is very large.
Western Connecticut State University provides a wide variety of academic opportunities and extracurricular activities that give an experience that builds personality and skills needed to become successful. Instructors and fellow students are easy to interact and connect with which makes college an exciting place to learn. At WCSU, I have the ability to strive in my chosen academic fields - psychology and justice, law, and administration - as well as explore others. For example, writing has been my hobby since middle school and after speaking to one of my professors I have decided to become a professional writing minor. WCSU is a place where students can incorporate their everyday hobbies into their academic life and receive an excellent education.
Good school but housing and food sucks!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Western Connecticut State University is 66%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back and talk to myself I would tell myself to be brave about new experiences. Many times I've stopped myself from doing something I wanted to do because I was afraid I wouldn't be good at it or people would think I had no business being there because I hadn't done it before or that I couldnt' talk with a new person or a teacher because I was afraid they wouldn't like me or they didn't care about me. But most of the time when I forced myself to do something--mainly becuase I had to because it was required--the experience was never as bad as I imagined it to be. In fact most of the time it was a lot better than I thought it would be and I was really glad I did it. I'd also tell myself that even if I only learned ONE thing from a class or a meeting with someone or a new experience, it was time well spent. Learning even only one new thing can be the basis for changing your whole life or giving it greater meaning.
Although school hasn't started my classmates from last semester were extremely upbeat. I met and became friends with a variety of ethnicities.
Wester Connecticut State University is my home away from home: warm and demanding, the only difference is that I have lots of parents i have to respond and respect to, and many siblings to take care of.
The best thing about this school is the professors who are really willing to reach out and help the students. There are exceptions, but most professors that I have encountered want the student to suceed and will help them in any way possible. Most of the faculty are professionals in their field and very knowledageable.
I think any kind of person can attend the school. The school does have a great teacher program and they have their own weather station.
WestConn has a great reputation for its arts programs, which is my area of study.
This university is fortified with a rich culture that is unlike most education establishments in this country. The award winning music and arts programs, teamed with impecable business and notorious Connecticut education programs are superior in nature. The student to teacher ratio and rich student body provides and environment that is both stimulating and culturally sound, leaving every student with lessons taught not only in the classroom, but outside throughout their stay at Western Connecticut State University. Students come from all over to attend this school and I can personally account for the reasons why.
I wish I would have known the exact classes that I was required to take in order to fulfill my social work major. I also wish that I took all of my general courses before I started taking courses for the major that I planned to pursue.
The college is to spread out between campuses.
It is too small, some of the professors aren't available enough, the students are usually more concerned with partying rather than their grades, and there are very little to no scholarships available for students.
Artsy and yes it is more or less accurate. We are developing a good science program and we have a great teaching program. but a majority of the students here are in the music or theader programs
clubs pac and sga
most of the kids here are c ish students who didnt do well in high school. ( there are alot of transfer students who transfer out to get ot better colleges when they get good grades here so like a second chance at high school and there are also alot of ppl who transfer here because the pricing is competative for a univeristy
good school, like alot of schools they do things half backwards.
there is alot of burocracy, however, the students are very helping and have a postive competative atmosphere and most of the teachers actually care which makes the learning experence very cool.
I want to become a writer and WestConn was the only school I found that had a separate department dedicated just to writing. Also I audited a few classes and was familiar with the campus already.
The hardest thing about freshman year is time management. You have a ton of freedom that comes with being a college student. So, sometimes it's hard to remember you have a paper due the next day when you have a party you want to go to that night. You defiantly have to make judgement calls when managing your time.
Let's see...some people wear pj's and slippers, while others wear jeans and t-shirt. Hats are ok unless the professor says otherwise. Really people just wear what they feel like wearing.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
81% of students
attending Western Connecticut State University receive some sort of financial aid.
38% were awarded federal grants.
While 50% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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